Bluefield veteran recognized with flag presentation

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Clyde Barr celebrated his 97th birthday last week. Saturday he was honored in a way that not all veterans witness.

In 1945 Barr’s plane was shot down over Austria. He was captured by Germans and held captive for three months in a prisoner of war camp before he was liberated by General Patton.

Barr turned 97 last week and Saturday, surrounded by friends and family, he was presented with the American flag.

“It symbolizes our nation and what these veterans stand for. That’s what we fight for is our flag and our country. We’ll do it even if we’re out of service,” says Dave Bailey, Commander of the Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard.

Chaplain for the American Legion Post #9, Jim Worsham says, “This is an opportunity to honor him, as he certainly deserves and also to be here so his family could see it.”

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

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